New Works at Bellas Artes
Smile, You Are in San Miguel
By Jade Arroyo
We attended the inaugural exhibitions of 2007 at the Cultural Center “El Nigromante” better known by all of us as Bellas Artes.
The exhibitions are by three well-known artists: Linda Soberman, Keith Dannemiller, and Erica Daborn. They will remain open until April 23, and admission is free.
“Diálogos con la madre tierra (Dialogues with Mother Earth)” is part of a larger, interactive installation that sparks reflection on the relationship between our 21st century social values and the ways in which they have contributed to the degradation of our environment. The mural by Erica Daborn explores aspects of contemporary life that affect the environment.
Linda Soberman’s “Las mujeres y el espacio arquitectónico (Women and Architectural Objects)” explores how women have been “hidden from history” and not recognized by the various ways in which female practice has impacted architectural design. Within the historical patriarchal system of architecture, women were eliminated from the scene.
“Luz translation (Light Translation)”, particularly the Callegrafía (Street Graphic) series, synthesizes the esthetic proposal of Dannemiller and shows his deep understanding of Mexican popular culture, awareness of their formation as individuals and their search to bring together both visions of life in images as well as their record of the feast of San Judas Tadeo, the religious celebration par excellence, in the Church of San Hipolito. The three salas are open from 10 am–6pm daily. Hernández Macías 75.